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The Hands of Time: Multiple Perspectives on Aging

24.04.2015 | Gitte Grønning Munk

Dato tor 11 jun fre 12 jun
Tid 09:00    16:30
Sted Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University, Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

An increasing aging population, with a dramatic growth in many age-related disorders, such as dementia, is considered an economic and societal challenge in large parts of the world. But “aging” may also be addressed in a broader context. It is well known that the ways in which we view and interpret signs of aging as well as the age segmentation of the human life span (e.g. when are we considered old?) have changed through history and are subject to major cultural differences. But do cultures and societies themselves have an “age”? What about cultural artefacts, from buildings to works of art: which are the roles of “age” here? Not to mention the impact of the age of concepts, including the concept of “age”? These are some of the questions we wish to address during the conference at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.